Why light matters
On the most fundamental level through photosynthesis, light is necessary to the existence of life itself, and the many applications of light have revolutionised society through medicine, communications and culture. Light and photonics are poised to become key enabling technologies of the future.
What is photonics and how is it used? Professor Tanya Monro explains.
Optics and Photonics at Karlsruhe
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